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2007 Pan American Games torch relay

The 2007 Pan American Games torch relay was a 39-day torch run, from June 5 to July 13, 2007, held prior to the 2007 Pan American Games. On June 4, the torch was lit at the torch lighting ceremony in Teotihuacán, Mexico. The flame was then taken by a Brazilian Air Force craft to Santa Cruz Cabrália, Bahia, Brazil, where the torch relay began.[1][2]

Rio 2007 Torch Relay emblem.svg
Host cityRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries visitedBrazil
Distance11,000 km
Torch bearers2,500
Start dateJune 5, 2007
End dateJuly 13, 2007
No. of torches500

The relay toured through 42 Brazilian cities - each one representing a different country in the Pan American Games. Over 2,500 torchbearers carried the flame over 11,000 kilometers.[2][3] The first torchbearer was carried by Wilson Carneiro, the first Brazilian to win a medal at the Pan American Games,[4] white the final torchbearer was Naiane Freire da Purificação.[5]

RouteEdit

Route
Torch lighting ceremony
Day Date State Cities Representing country
1 June 5 Bahia Santa Cruz Cabrália1 Bahamas
Porto Seguro
2 June 6 Goiás Goiânia Dominican Republic
3 June 7 Minas Gerais Ouro Preto Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Belo Horizonte Canada
4 June 8 Espirito Santo Vitória Costa Rica
5 June 9 Bahia Salvador Cuba
6 June 10 Sergipe Canindé de São Francisco1 Antigua and Barbuda
Aracaju
7 June 11 Distrito Federal Brasília Mexico
8 June 12 Pernambuco Recife Venezuela
9 June 13 Alagoas Maceió Barbados
10 June 14 Paraíba João Pessoa Guatemala
11 June 15 Pernambuco Fernando de Noronha Cayman Islands
Rio Grande do Norte Natal Ecuador
12 June 16 Ceará Fortaleza Argentina
13 June 17 Piauí Teresina Netherlands Antilles
14 June 18 Tocantins Palmas Bermuda
15 June 19 Maranhão São Luis Jamaica
16 June 20 Pará Belém Colombia
17 June 21 Amapá Macapá Suriname
18 June 22 Roraima Boa Vista Guyana
19 June 23 Amazonas Manaus Aruba
20 June 24 Acre Rio Branco Bolivia
21 June 25 Rondônia Porto Velho Belize
22 June 26 Mato Grosso Cuiabá Nicaragua
23 June 27 Campo Novo do Parecis1 -
24 June 28 Mato Grosso do Sul Campo Grande Dominica
25 June 29 Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre Uruguay
26 June 30 Paraná Foz do Iguaçu Paraguay
27 July 1 Santa Catarina Florianópolis Puerto Rico
28 July 2 Blumenau Trinidad and Tobago
Balneário Camboriú El Salvador
29 July 3 Paraná Curitiba Chile
30 July 4 No travelling
31 July 5 São Paulo Guarulhos Grenada
32 July 6 Santos Honduras
33 July 7 Americana1 Haiti
Campinas
34 July 8 São Paulo United States of America
35 July 9 Rio de Janeiro Quilombo Campinho da Independência1 British Virgin Islands
Parati
Angra dos Reis Virgin Islands
36 July 10 Nova Iguaçu1 Panama
Duque de Caxias
Petrópolis Saint Kitts and Nevis
37 July 11 Macaé1 Saint Lucia
Rio das Ostras1
Búzios
38 July 12 Niterói Peru
39 July 13 Rio de Janeiro Brazil

1 denotes municipality

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "From the Abode of the Gods to the landmark of the Discovery of Brazil". Rio 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Pan American Games Flame is Burning". Around the Rings. 4 June 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Esporte: Revezamento Da Tocha Pan 2007" (in Portuguese). Textual.
  4. ^ Laura Rodrigues (31 May 2007). "Primeiro medalhista brasileiro em Jogos Pan-Americanos abre revezamento da tocha" (in Portuguese). O Globo Online. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Milhares de pessoas recebem com festa a chegada do Revezamento da Tocha Pan-americana ao Estádio do Maracanã" (in Portuguese). Rio 2007. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2019.